Places To Go in Malaysia With Your BFFs
1. Bako National Park, Sarawak
A National Park since 1957, Bako offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forests and wildlife. Despite its seemingly small size, Bako contains a wide range of vegetation – swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest, delicate cliff vegetation and more.
2. Desa Dairy Farm, Sabah
Not in New Zealand but this breath-taking farm is located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. The farm offers one of the most amazing scenery one could envision and it's definitely a perfect place for your bff photos. Learn how the milk is processed as well as the milking process.
3. Pulau Kapas, Terengganu
Located about 6 Kilometres east of Marang, Malaysia, Pulau Kapas is one of the most beautiful yet minimalist islands that you would ever visit in Malaysia. There's no decent internet connection here and that is why it is perfect for an ideal holiday escape. Note: The Island shuts down during monsoon season between November and February.
4. Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu
Also known as Kenyir Lake, it is an artificial lake located in Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River. Although it’s an artificial lake, the area has been successfully developed for eco-tourism, and there are many resorts on its shores. Fishing is popular, as are jungle treks, waterfalls and caves.
5. Pulau Ketam, Selangor
Pulau Ketam is heaven for a seafood lovers. If you and your bffs are seafood lovers, this is the seafood gourmet’s paradise for you. It is a small island located off the coast of Klang. The island is easily accessible from the Port Klang jetty by ferry and it is the best opportunity for visitors to witness and experience the unique lifestyle of fishermen.
6. Sasaran, Kuala Selangor
Nicknamed “The Sky Mirror”, Sasaran Beach (located in Kuala Selangor) is dubbed as the Malaysian version of Salar de Uyuni, a popular salt flat in Bolivia only that you won’t get to see any salt lumps here. When the tide rises, it’s your time to find the perfect spot for your photography session.
Note: You will need to schedule a tour with Sky Mirror Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd for entry.
7. Sungai Lembing, Pahang
Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town located in Kuantan, Pahang and its most popular attraction is the Rainbow Waterfall. If you and your bff love nature, this is a great back-to-nature retreat. You will need a 4WD to get there. After some hiking, you will be able to arrive at the spot. However, the waterfall only appears at certain time of the day (in the morning) and punctuality is important so that you won’t miss the timing.
Note: You will need to schedule a tour with 林明 - 彩虹瀑布 Sungai Lembing - Rainbow Waterfall for entry
8. Pantai Senok, Kelantan
The Senok Beach is known as the Malaysian version of Nami Island (one of the shooting locations for the famous K-Drama ‘Winter Sonata’). The beach is located in Bachok, Kelantan and it is only 40-minute drive away from Kota Bahru. Here, you can feel like you’re living in the k-drama except there’s no snow, only sand.
9. Semporna, Sabah
Semporna is a city on east coast of Sabah. While there is not much to see and do in Semporna itself, it is frequently used as a gateway for diving and snorkelling trips to the nearby islands of Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking, Maiga and others. If you are looking for an island getaway, Semporna is your call as it is easily accessible to most of the beautiful islands in Sabah.
10. Teluk Senangin, Perak
Teluk Senangin is an underrated tourist attraction which is located in Perak. The beautiful beach is a famous picnic spot among the locals. From Teluk Senangin, Pangkor Island can be seen in a distance. There are many chalets and hotels available along the coast and various beach activities and water sports can be carried out here.
11. Tasik Chini, Pahang
The Pahang’s mystical gem is located about 85 kilometres from Kuantan and it is the second biggest natural freshwater lake in Malaysia. Historians believe that Lake Chini is the site of an ancient Khmer city but the local folks, on the other hand, believe that the mysterious lake is guarded by a Loch Ness type monster named Naga Sri Gumum
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